When Your Family Needs Assistance
When consumed during pregnancy, alcohol has a devastating and irreversible effect on a baby’s developing brain, and can result in baby being born with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The long-term cognitive and behavioral issues seen in children with FASD can be difficult not only for the child, but for his/her family as a whole. Add to this the stigma that is attached to a FASD diagnosis, and a family impacted by FASD can feel isolated and helpless.
Not anymore. Through our Institute on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Discovery, and in partnership with SoCal NOFAS, we provide support groups for families affected by FASD. Talking with others who are affected by the same disorder, sharing your experiences (both good and bad), and absorbing the lessons learned from others who have truly walked a mile in your shoes can be incredibly powerful, helpful and healing.